Category: Clothing

3 Ways the Fashion Revolution Can Support Healthy Soil & Healthy Seas

Written by Andrea Olmsted Over the last few decades, as the growth of the $900 billion dollar global fashion industry has skyrocketed, we’ve seen the greatest degradation of our soil and sea. Such impacts include market-driven agricultural practices contributing to the loss of viable soil carbon, while fast fashion’s reliance on fossil-fuel derived fibers — […]

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Fibershed Solutions to Microplastic Problems: Why textiles need to be at the core of California’s action on microplastics

SF Bay water sample for microplastics testing

By Jess Daniels This is a big year for a vast yet microscopically small problem: microplastics. California is set to begin a series of regulatory and policy efforts aimed at understanding, measuring, and strategizing to mitigate the plastic smog that blankets our waterways, soils, and even air. With more than 7 Trillion microplastic particles pouring annually […]

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Cotton in Community: Reconnecting to Traditional Indian Farming Practices in the Prakriti Fibershed

Prakriti Fibershed cotton project

Written by Esha Chhabra with supplemental reporting by Jess Daniels. Photography by Ashish Chandra and Nishanth Chopra, as noted. Nishanth Chopra grew up in a city that’s seeing record cancer rates. But it’s not a coincidence, he says. “I don’t think I would have been as passionate about organic farming and ethical supply chains if […]

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Benefitting Climate & Communities: How Clothing Cooperatives Could Grow Equitable Regional Economies

Cooperative structures like the Carolina Textile District provide an inspirational example of the type of regional networks that could grow and flourish throughout the country. By Nicholas Wenner and Adrian Rodrigues What does it look like to coordinate a manufacturing vision that will regionalize the production of textiles in the Western US and contribute to […]

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